At the front of the flats is a narrow strip of garden that is full of shrubs and trees where I often see robins, chaffinches, blue tits and blackbirds. On Monday morning I got a really good look at a goldcrest which was perched on the branch of a nearby shrub. It’s a bird that I’ve never seen before, and according to my Birds in Your Garden book it’s the tiniest resident British bird.
This morning I was walking to the local shopping centre when I heard the familiar cheep cheeping of some house sparrows and looking up at the roof guttering of a house could see a handful of them. Sadly they’re a bird I rarely see nowadays so it was good to see these.
On Tuesday morning I was back at the hospital for a post-operation check-up. My appointment was for 10.30 am but I didn’t see the doctor until an hour later. During that time I sat in the waiting area watching a constant stream of people coming and going keeping the three receptionists busy. When I got to see the doctor he asked if I’d had any problems since the operation, had a quick look and gentle prod at my abdomen, said all was okay and wished me a Merry Christmas. All of which took less than five minutes.
There’s been little, or no, sunshine here during the week but today is dry and mild. Hopefully I’ll be able to do some tidying up, and weeding round, the raspberry patch tomorrow morning.
Have a good weekend!